Just bought a steamer! Herb question!

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  1. jodidi

    jodidi Silver Member

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    Treated myself to a steamer, and im loving it! Me and hubby and little one have been having the same salad and veggies for the last 2 days because they taste so goooood! I tell ya, new potatoes in the steamer have so much more flavour!

    Anyway, it says in the instructions that that you shouldnt put herbs in the water compartment but that there is a compartment that you put them in and the steam infuses the food with the herbs. I have looked and I cant see where this compartment is. I doesnt tell you in the instructions. Does anyone use a steamer who may know where it is.

    Thanks all :D
     
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    Mine doesn't have any extra compartment (it is rather old though!) I'd just put it on or around the veg.
     
  4. mojomcl

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    I just have a 3 tier sauce pan steamer, too. Don't know if you can do this with your fancier one, but I chuck a stock cube in the tattie water and once everything's done I reduce it down for a minute or so, and drizzle it over my veg. Really yummy, and it means you are still eating the nutrients that have leeched into the water.
     
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    icklerockchick slow but steady!

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    been considering getting one can anyone recommend a decent cheap one?

    and jodidi is that your kid in ur profile pic what a cutie he is!!

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    I got one in Sainburys for £10 (Be Good To Yourself 3 Tier Steamer)
     
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    eye6769 Vegetarian who lives2eat

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    what a kid? thats cheap, must get a couple while they on special !!!!!!!
     
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    i bought on in argos for £7.99 a while ago. i cant stand boiled veg since having a steamer. i dunno about the herbs thiingy but my steamer has the base and another tray thingy which the water colects on when its comes back down maybe put the herbs on there if yours has one.
     
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    Depends what you call cheap. I paid £30 for a tricity one from tesco. It has a one yr guarantee with tesco and they are great at taking stuff back. It is digital and stainless steel it works really well and looks great on the worktop!
     
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    eye6769 Vegetarian who lives2eat

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    Jodidi, 'god luv im' he looks gorgeous, butter wouldnt melt in his mouth, enjoy every minute coz youll turn round one day and he will be grown x x
     
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    Steamers are excellent! Thats always how we've cooked veg in my house! any seasoning (for us its normally just salt), we just put on the veg itself xxx
     
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